Hoi An Weather from August to January
Wet Season begins in August, and continues till January. August also is one of the hottest months of the year, with temperatures reaching a maximum of about 38°C during the day. By the end of the month, the drizzles start pouring in, and temperature considerably decreases by September. These two months are good for travelling to Hoi An if your prime interest is to explore the heritage sites. But if you wish to cover other parts of Vietnam alongside this city, it's suggested that you plan it before September.
By September, the tariffs for accommodation begins to go down, which is a plus side. October and November are usually the wettest months of the year. Flood is a common occurrence during these two months, so it is best that you avoid travelling on these months. In recent years, however, a certain amount of climatic changes are seen during October — sometimes it remains in the grip of strong monsoons, while, sometimes, it is blessed with ample sunshine. There is also a risk of the typhoon during this time.
The humidity decreases in November as winter sets in. In November and December, the temperature is around 20°C. However, beach activities remain closed until January due to the threat of monsoons. Events and Festivals during the Wet Season
- The full moon of August is one of the biggest and most spectacular — a sight that every tourist ought to behold and capture.
- "Wander Souls Day" (Vu Lan Festival) takes place on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month and usually falls in August. Prayers mark the eve in Buddhist temples and the graves of loved ones, a definite must see for those wishing to explore the city's culture.
- "Mid Autumn Festival" rolls in by end of September in Hoi An. The time is marked by colourful parades, dramatic costumes, drumrolls, and floats of lions, unicorns, and dragons abounding the streets. The "Vietnamese Street Food" also kicks in during this time. Vietnam's Independence Day falls on the second of September.